Raptors Primaris Reivers Squad 02

Second squad of Reivers ā€“ again in a darker, more muted scheme than my other Raptors. I got closer to what I was looking for this time by using a black wash as well as a green.

8 Replies on Raptors Primaris Reivers Squad 02

  • Jo says:

    Hi! Really nice work you’ve done here!! Actually thinking of copying your scheme šŸ˜›

    So you basically painted these reivers like you’ve stated in your tutorial but used a black and green wash for the armour instead of the camoshade?

    Thx for your answer!

    • Luther says:

      Hi there, thanks!

      I actually used different paints on the Reivers too. Black undercoat, Vallejo Model Air US Olive Drab (zenithal highlight), Hemp (spot highlight), Ivory (very selective highlight). Then Nuln Oil wash, then Camoshade. Both washes were thinned 1:1 with Lahmian Medium.

  • Owen says:

    Hi Luther,

    I love these models, you’ve basically inspired me to buy Shadowspear and attempt my own go at these Raptors. Can I ask a couple of questions?

    At what stage did you add the decals? pre or post washes?

    Is the blackened steel effect purely from heavy washes with nuln oil?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Luther says:

      Hi Owen! Iā€™m glad you were inspired by these models šŸ™‚
      In answer to your questions:
      1) the decals were applied before the washes – I pretty much always do it this way so that the washes blend them in to the armour and make them look a little worn and more natural
      2) I used a paint called Exhaust Manifold (Vallejo Metal Color), which is a dark, dirty looking metallic colour. Then a coat of Agrax and a coat of Nuln to make it REALLY dark on the blades, and some edge highlights / scratches with a bright metallic

      Hope that helps!

      • John says:

        Hi Luther,

        As always the tone of your miniatures is excellent,

        Iā€™m thinking of copying your darker scheme and was wondering how you achieved the leather effects on the pouches and holsters, and what colour you used to edge highlight the armour (as the colour seems to be more of an Ivory than the citadel colour used in the painting guide)

        Many thanks.

        • Luther says:

          Hi John!

          The leather was VMC Burnt Umber base, Nuln Oil Wash, then edge highlights scratches with Burnt Umber adding in Iraqi Sand.

          The edge highlights are with Andrea Color White Paint Set 1 (Base).


  • Gregg says:

    Hi Luther,
    I absolutely love this scheme. I’ve been looking at getting back into the hobby after a long time and wanted to do the Raptors chapter. Every since I saw your models I knew this is what I wanted to try my hand at.
    The only question I have though is there anyway to pull this paint scheme off without the use of an airbrush? Or how would you recommend going about doing it if you wanted to achieve something at least similar with normal brushing?

    • Luther says:

      Hi Gregg,

      Thanks for the kind words! Because this scheme is quite muted, and has much less contrast than my other Raptors, I think you could probably get away with simply base coating a solid olive drab colour and using a 1:1:1 wash of Athonian Camoshade, Nuln Oil and Lahmian Medium. Edge highlight by mixing your olive drab with a beige, then pure beige for a second highlight.

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